Karen Katz

Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, including The Colors of Us, Can You Say Peace, My First Ramadan, Counting Kisses and Where is Baby’s Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book, Over the Moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena into their lives. Katz loves to paint and experiment with texture, color, collage and pattern. Besides an author and illustrator, she has been a costume designer, quilt maker, fabric artist and graphic designer. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York.


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My First Kwanzaa
My First Holiday
Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz
Square Fish

A simple way to get acquainted with Kwanzaa. "Hooray! Hooray! It's time to get ready for Kwanzaa." During the seven days of Kwanzaa, we celebrate the...


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Available 10/14/2014
The Babies on the Bus

Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz
Henry Holt and Co.

The babies on the bus sing LA-LA-LA! LA-LA-LA! LA-LA-LA! Jump on the bus with Karen Katz’s adorable babies as they take a classic song for an all-new ride!    ...


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My First Chinese New Year
My First Holiday
Karen Katz
Square Fish

Chinese New Year is a time of new beginnings. Follow one little girl as she learns how to welcome the coming year and experience all the festivities...


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The Babies on the Bus

Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz
Henry Holt and Co.

The babies on the bus sing LA-LA-LA! LA-LA-LA! LA-LA-LA! Jump on the bus with Karen Katz’s adorable babies as they take a classic song for an all-new...


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My First Ramadan
My First Holiday
Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz
Henry Holt and Co.

Look! There is the new moon in the sky. It’s time for Ramadan to begin. Follow along with one young boy as he observes the Muslim holy month with his...


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Can You Say Peace?

Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz
Henry Holt and Co.

Children everywhere wish for peace International Peace Day is September 21. On this day and every day throughout the year, children all over the world wish...


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The Colors of Us

Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz
Square Fish

A positive and affirming look at skin color, from an artist’s perspective. Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to...


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Over the Moon

Karen Katz; illustrations by Karen Katz
Square Fish

An affirming story about international adoption, based on the author's own experience with her daughter. A magical, reassuring story of one adoptive...


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